As much as I love Allo, it’s time for me to let it go

Google's finally figured out what it's doing with its neglected messaging app, Allo, and though I'm not happy about it, I'm slowly accepting that this is the way it has to be. Allo is retiring next year in March, to that lovely place in the sky where all of Google's other sunsetted products rest in…

Pixel Slate is a tablet device with laptop tendencies

Although I haven't used the device myself, the consensus across the web seems to be that the Pixel Slate is a tablet device first and a full-fledged laptop replacement last—dead last, and that's if you're willing to drop more than a thousand dollars on one. I know, that an Intel Core i7 processor paired with…

Pixel Slate or the Microsoft Surface: Does one replace the other?

For those of you who don't mind sitting through a bit of video, we answered this question on The New Screen Savers last Saturday. Is the Pixel Slate a Microsoft Surface-type convertible? Not yet. Not without a little more software tweaking and added abilities, like a better file directory and the ability to emulate apps…